87pointsChateau Montelena 1998 Chardonnay (Napa Valley)

The historic estate's 1998 is characteristically lean, angular and fairly closed. The bouquet of apple cider, anise, and fragrant jasmine-like notes opens to a trim palate of green apple and toast flavors, and a taut mouthfeel. Tart apple and oak, plus a flinty, mineral element play on the finish. Notoriously tight when young, this wine often opens incredibly with cellaring.

Print a Shelf Talker Label
  • Alcohol
    N/A
  • Bottle Size
    750 ml
  • Category
    White
  • Date Published
    7/1/2001
  • User Avg Rating
    Not rated yet [Add Your Review]
When you buy something through our link, we may earn a small commission. Wine Enthusiast does not accept money for editorial wine reviews. Read more about our policy.
Blind tasting icons How We Blind Taste